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Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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David Stensel

Dr David Stensel

Reader in Exercise Metabolism
Associate Dean for Enterprise

Tel +44 (0)1509 226344

Location NCSEM 1.37

Profile

Frame from video Dr David Stensel talks about his research

Qualifications                     

  • BA(Hons) Sport Studies and History (2.1), West London Institute of Higher Education 1986
  • PGCE Physical Education and History, West London Institute of Higher Education 1987
  • MSc Physical Education and Sports Science, Loughborough University 1988
  • PhD Exercise Physiology (sponsored by the British Heart Foundation), Loughborough University 1993.

 

Present post

  • Reader in Exercise Metabolism (from October 2010) and Associate Dean for Enterprise (from November 2011), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

 

Previous posts

  • Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology (May 2006 to September 2010), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
  • Lecturer in Exercise Physiology (September 1999 to April 2006) School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
  • Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology (August 1993 to August 1999), School of Physical Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research

Research areas 

  • Exercise and appetite regulation
  • Exercise and cardiovascular disease risk markers

 

Research grants 

  • £2,229,134 awarded to Loughborough University by the National Institute of Health Research in April 2012 for a NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) (The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Research Unit). Professor Melanie Davies of the University of Leicester is the Director of the BRU. Dr David Stensel is the Principal Investigator at Loughborough University. Period of award: April 2012 to March 2017.

 

External research collaborators 

  • Professor Greg Atkinson, Teeside University, UK
  • Dr Dan Bailey, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Dr Rachel Batterham, University College London, UK
  • Dr Stephen Burns, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr James Burton, University of Leicester, UK
  • Dr Masashi Miyashita, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
  • Professor Alvaro Reischak-Oliveira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Dr Alice Smith, University of Leicester, UK
  • Dr Caroline Sunderland, Nottingham Trent University, UK

 

Current PhD students 

  1. Miss Jessica Douglas (Biomedical Research Unit studentship) Exercise and appetite in lean and overweight adults. Registered in October 2012. Joint supervisor with Dr James King of Loughborough University.
  2. Mr David Clayton (Loughborough University School studentship) Appetite and metabolic effects of dietary manipulation. Registered in October 2012. Joint supervisor with Dr Lewis James of Loughborough University.
  3. Miss Veronica Varela-Mato (Biomedical Research Unit studentship) Sedentary behaviours, physical activity and health outcomes. Registered 1 October 2013. Joint supervisor with Dr Stacy Clemes of Loughborough University.
  4. Mr James Dorling (Loughborough University School studentship) Interaction between genetics, exercise, appetite and gut hormones. Registered in January 2014. Joint supervisor with Dr Rachel Batterham of University College London.

Completed PhD students 

  1. Dr Violette Lin (self-funded international student): Effects of exercise on body composition, aerobic fitness, energy balance and cardiovascular disease risk in overweight Singaporean boys. 2001. Dr Lin is currently working at the Centre for Food Safety in Hong Kong.
  2. Dr Laura Barrett (funded by a Loughborough University Departmental studentship): The effect of exercise on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in adolescents and young adults. 2004. Joint supervisor with Dr Mary Nevill. Dr Barrett is currently working as a Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.
  3. Dr Stephen Burns (funded by a Loughborough University Departmental studentship): Resistance exercise, postprandial triacylglycerol metabolism and C-Reactive protein. 2006. Dr Burns is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  
  4. Dr Masashi Miyashita (self-funded international student): The effects of accumulating physical activity on postprandial lipaemia and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. 2006. Dr Miyashita is currently working as an Associate Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University in Japan.
  5. Dr David Broom (funded by a Loughborough University Faculty studentship): The effects of exercise on hunger and the hunger related hormones ghrelin and peptide YY. 2008. Dr Broom is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
  6. Dr James King (funded by a Loughborough University Departmental studentship): The effects of exercise on appetite, food intake and the gastrointestinal hormones ghrelin and peptide YY. 2010. Dr King is currently working as a Senior Research Associate in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.
  7. Dr Lucy Wasse (funded by an East Midlands Universities Association studentship): Effect of exercise and different environmental conditions on appetite, food intake and the appetite-regulatory hormones ghrelin and peptide YY. 2011. Joint supervisor with Dr Caroline Sunderland of Nottingham Trent University. Dr Wasse is currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Manchester. 
  8. Dr Saravana Arjunan (self-funded international student): Effects of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk markers in South Asian versus White European men. 2013. Dr Arjunan is currently working as a University Teacher at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  
  9. Dr Kevin Deighton (Loughborough University Faculty studentship). Effects of exercise on appetite, food intake and circulating concentrations of gastrointestinal hormones. 2013. Dr Deighton is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.
  10. Dr Nawal Alajmi (funded by the Ministry of Education, Kuwait): The acute effects of exercise on appetite perceptions, gut hormones and food intake in females. 2014. Dr Alajmi is currently working as a lecturer at The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training in Kuwait.
  11. Dr Maurice Dungey (Loughborough University School studentship). The inflammatory, immunological, metabolic and hormonal effect of intradialytic exercise on patients with end-stage renal disease. 2015. Joint supervisor with Dr Lettie Bishop of Loughborough University.

External activities

Editorial role 

 

Scientific Advisory Roles 

 

Trial steering committee 

  • Chair of trial steering committee for MRC funded research project led by Dr Dylan Thompson at the University of Bath. Title of research project: Multidimensional Individualised Physical Activity Profiles for Behaviour Change using Technology (Study Acronym: Mi-PACT). (September 2013 to present).

 

Visiting professorship 

  • Visiting professor in the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan from July 17 to August 24, 2011.

 

Selected invited conference keynote and invited speaker invitations  

  • Physical Activity and Health: Opportunities and Challenges. 9th International Sport Science Symposium on “Active Life”. Waseda University, Japan. (30 November 2013) 
  • Exercise and appetite regulating hormones. Annual conference of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Toronto, Canada. (17 October 2013) 
  • Exercise and appetite regulation: appetite responses to acute exercise. Annual Conference of the Brazilian Physiological Society. Gramado, Brazil. (4 September 2012) 
  • Exercise and postprandial lipaemia. Annual Conference of the Brazilian Physiological Society. Gramado, Brazil. (3 September 2012) 
  • Physical activity and energy balance. British Nutrition Foundation conference. Physical activity: latest on its contribution to energy balance and health. Portland Place, London. (13 October 2011) 
  • Exercise and appetite regulation. 5th International Sport Sciences Symposium on “Active Life”. Waseda University, Japan. (11 August 2011) 
  • Exercise, appetite and weight management. Nestlé Sport Nutrition Conference, Mallorca. (3 December 2009) 
  • Exercise and appetite regulation. 64th Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine conference, Niigata City, Japan. (19 September 2009). This lecture was also given at Fukuoka University, Japan on Monday, 14 September 2009 and at the University of Tsukuba, Japan on Wednesday, 16 September 2009.)

 

Memberships 

  • American College of Sports Medicine (since 1993)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (since 1999)
  • Association for the Study of Obesity (since 2012)

 

Grant reviewing 

  • British Heart Foundation
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • BUPA Foundation
  • Diabetes UK
  • Hong Kong Research Grants Council
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)

 

External examining (Degree/MSc) 

  • External examiner for BSc Applied Sports Science at the University of Edinburgh. October 2012 to September 2016. 
  • External examiner for MSc Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. September 2010 to July 2014. 
  • External examiner for BSc Physiology and Sports Science degree programmes at the University of Glasgow. October 2008 to September 2012.  
  • External examiner for MSc Exercise and Sport programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University. October 2006 to December 2010.

 External examining (PhD) 

  • Ms Ciara O’Hagan, University College Dublin, 15 November 2013
  • Ms Katy Horner, Queensland University of Technology, 1 November 2013  
  • Mr Jean-Philippe Walhin, University of Bath, 17 September 2013
  • Mr Javier Gonzalez, Northumbria University, 29 August 2013
  • Ms Catherine Gibbons, University of Leeds, 9 May 2013
  • Ms Shaea Ayed Alkahtani, Queensland University of Technology, 23 October 2012
  • Mr Daniel Crabtree, University of Birmingham, 17 September 2012
  • Mr James Currie, Oxford Brookes University, 29 March 2011
  • Ms Sareena Hamzah, University of Glasgow, 11 March 2011
  • Ms Andrea McNeilly, University of Ulster, 18 May 2010
  • Mr Christopher Morris, Liverpool John Moores University, 11 February 2010
  • Ms Supaporn Silalertdetkul, University of Bath, 20 November 2009
  • Mr Adam Lund, University of Bath, 6 November 2009
  • Ms Francesca Burton, University of Glasgow, 29 April 2008

Featured publications

  • Burns SF, Miyashita M and Stensel DJ (2015) High intensity interval exercise and postprandial triacylglycerol. Sports Medicine. DOI 10.1007/s40279-015-0327-6

 

  • Deighton K and Stensel DJ (2014) Creating an acute energy deficit without stimulating compensatory increases in appetite: is there an optimal exercise protocol? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 73: 352-358. 

 

  • Arjunan SP, Bishop NC, Reischak-Oliveira A and Stensel DJ (2013) Exercise and coronary heart disease risk markers in South Asian and European men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45: 1261-1268.

 

  • Sasahara C, Burns SF, Miyashita M and Stensel DJ (2012) Beneficial effects of combined olive oil ingestion and acute exercise on postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations in healthy young women. British Journal of Nutrition. 108: 1773-1779.

 

  • Wasse LK, Sunderland C, King JA, Batterham RL and Stensel DJ (2012) The influence of rest and exercise at a simulated altitude of 4000 m on appetite, energy intake and plasma concentrations of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112: 552-559.

 

  • King JA, Wasse LK, Ewens J, Crystallis K, Emmanuel J, Batterham RL and Stensel DJ (2011) Differential acylated ghrelin, peptide YY3-36, appetite and food intake responses to equivalent energy deficits created by exercise and food restriction. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 96: 1114-1121.

 

  • Stensel DJ (2010) Exercise, appetite and appetite regulating hormones: implications for food intake and weight control. Annuls of Nutrition and Metabolism. 57 (Supplement 2): 36-42.

 

  • Broom DR, Batterham RL, King JA and Stensel DJ (2009) Influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY in healthy males. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 296: R29-R35.

 

  • Hardman AE and Stensel DJ (2009) Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. (2nd Edition) Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London.

 

  • Stensel DJ (2009) Primary prevention of CVD: physical activity. BMJ Clinical Evidence. 08: 218 (pages 1-14). Search Date September 2008.

 

  • Miyashita M, Burns SF and Stensel DJ (2008) Accumulating short bouts of brisk walking reduces postprandial plasma triacylglycerol concentrations and resting blood pressure in healthy young men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 88: 1225-1231.

 

  • Broom DR, Stensel DJ, Bishop NC, Burns SF and Miyashita M (2007) Exercise induced suppression of acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. 102: 2165-2171.

 

You can view a fuller publications list on the University Publications Database.